Sunday, April 23. 2006
Kernel Parameters after FC4 to FC5 ... Posted by Jeremy Coates in Fedora at 19:30
I tried several things, many hours of web searching, even looked in on #fedora on irc.freenode.net but nothing seemed to work until I re-read the the Gentoo wiki Kernel Configuration entry. Re-reading that prompted me to remove all the kernel parameters I'd used since FC4 on my machine, as the 2.6.16 kernel used in FC5 seems to have fixed all the problems that were seen on this laptop previously. It certainly cured the lock up problems!
FC4 kernel parameters that I'd used (as advised in various places on the net, including the gentoo wiki previously):
i8042.nomux noapic irqpoll acpi_irq_balance
Using those parameters on FC5 caused the machine hangs, so the gentoo forums saved the day, my machine is now stable again.